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Higher Living Records

Wouter Gordts

We are a record label. Simply put, this is the music we liked, and consequently mic'ed (literally... and figuratively). First and foremost, we believe in music. Quality music. We are always in search, and particularly like to unearthmusic of the underrated variety. We also like physical media: products of tangible beauty and a medium that sadly seems to be languishing in today's insatiable digital landscape. The internet has revolutionised the way we consume music but it has also enabled us to take music for granted. Piracy devalues music and it is not an issue easily resolved.

At Higher Living we prefer to give the consumer more credit than others might. Rather than enforcing ethics, you will find our releases available for free digital download in a format of your choice for your listening pleasure. In the meantime we focus our energies on producing beautiful, handmade, physical renditions of the music we think worth sharing. You can purchase direct from us should you wish to compensate our artists in the traditional sense and receive a record in all its wholesome and palpable glory. Long live physical media!

Get in touch with us at info(at)higherlivingrecords.com if you are interested in working with us, or for feedback on the music, the website, or anything at all! A living, breathing human being will be on our end to respond, because at the end of the day real people, real food and real music is all that matters. In that order by default.

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Sundays are typically a day of reflection. A slow and pensive day where one assesses the comings and goings of the past week, while looking forward to the coming days. It's a day to be introspective, to treat oneself to the pleasures of thought and maybe wander out of the gaze of the mind's eye just a little, allowing yourself to dream.Sunday nights are hellish. The requirement of sleep is reluctantly forced upon the mind, but the mind refuses, instead fluttering and flirting with impossible...
Topics: Max Fotheringham, Mike Hemsley, On Sundays I Dream, Higher Living Records
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by Max Fotheringham
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Cooped up in the confines of his bedroom-cum-studio until the early hours of the morning, this first release from then Brussels-based singer-songwriter Max Fotheringham was conceived.A solo project, recorded using a single microphone, In All Amber is a five song EP that explores restlessness, journeying through the various stages of insomnia and offering introspective notions and matter-of-fact declarations of the unresolved.Predominantly acoustic, with sparing effects and curious ventures into...
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Topics: Max Fotheringham, In All Amber EP, Higher Living Records
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The one that started it all. Hard hitting grooves from a mystique hill in the south of France. Played by some of the best and realest people known to mankind. Enough said, give it a spin, you'll hear it through the bassline.
Topics: Stonicdelics, Here to Grow, Higher Living Records
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‘Perikope’, the debut full length effort from Max Fotheringham, marks a second and more elaborate bedroom solo project from the formally Brussels based musician. Written and recorded throughout 2013, 'Perikope' presents ten tracks from a year long journey across vast land and through hearts and minds. The record echoes its 2011 predecessor EP ‘In All Amber’ while delivering a more refined and fleshed-out sound that ventures into more plugged-in and ambient places, establishing an...
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Higher Living Records
by mccandless
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A fleeting overlap of paths sowed the seed for Brussels based duo 'mccandless' to expand and put some more plugged in ideas to record. It wasn't quick, and it wasn't always pretty but boy was it fun. Mike was just about to set out for London. Max had just returned from Asia. Timing was critical. Quentin popped up out of no where courtesy of Pierre. And Pete? Well Pete's always down for some bass.The onset was to do one quick song and be done with it. In and out. Pack your bags and go. See you...
Topics: Higher Living Records, mccandless, Surprisingly Coherent, Max Fotheringham, Mike Hemsley
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Just some extra stuff.
Topics: Higher Living Records, Max Fotheringham